The name’s Bennett, Nick Bennett. And his secret weapon is the largest collection of James Bond memorabilia.
Nick, 47, from Leigh, Lancashire, UK runs a bar and restaurant, and has a collection of all things 007 totalling 12, 463 items at the last count.
Since seeing his first James Bond film at 7 years of age Nick has had a fascination with the Bond franchise.
However, it was only upon the release of the film ‘Goldeneye’, aged 28, that he actively began to collect memorabilia.
Like a villain out of the Bond stories, Nick has a “secret lair” where he houses his collection – away from prying eyes and the constant discussion of his friends.
Nick says his favourite James Bond film is Dr No because it is raw and gritty. He says that his favourite Bonds are Roger Moore and Sean Connery because he grew up watching them, and his favourite villain is either Odd job or Jaws.
On making it into the Guinness World Records book he says “It’s a dream come true. As a child I read the book from cover to cover and I cannot believe that I will actually be in this year’s book as an official record holder - pinch me!”
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